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clconn17

clconn17

Joined June 2016

Book lover, cat lover, food lover! 😻🍦📖
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This was a cute, funny book! I enjoyed it until the end. It felt like the author didn‘t know how to end things and just added filler.

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I didn‘t like this as much as Mr. Mercedes, but still enjoyed it as I usually do with King. Can‘t wait to read the last one in the series!

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No Country for Old Men | Cormac McCarthy
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I thought I was not going to like this book before opening it. I surprised myself by enjoying it actually. I didn‘t like the ending but I loved Sheriff Bell. He really made this book.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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This was a fun, fluffy read! I‘ve been in a reading rut lately and this helped get me out of it. I love lazy Sundays like this where I get to veg on the couch with a book and a cup of coffee. 🙂

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A Case of Need: A Novel | Michael Crichton, Jeffery Hudson
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This was an interesting one. The subject was abortion but it was still a typical Crichton thriller. I don‘t really agree with the main character‘s opinion on the subject, but it didn‘t take away from my enjoyment of the book.

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Wayward | Blake Crouch
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I thought this was a little better than the first in the series. And of course this ended with a couple of cliffhangers so I‘ll need to read the 3rd book soon!

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The Unseen World | Liz Moore
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I‘m not sure what to say about this one. I enjoyed it, but didn‘t love it. I liked the first half much more than the 2nd.

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I knew it was a bad idea to get this right when it released, because now I have to wait for the next book! This plot was a little overly complex but still good and I have to be honest that my biggest interest was Robin and Strike‘s relationship stuff. Won‘t give anything away here!

TheBookStacker I have only read Cuckoos Calling which I didn‘t like that much, but I‘m willing to give the others a shot since I hear they are better. 1y
MrBook Great review! I saw this at the bookstore and wanted to get it sooo bad! Looking forward to it even more now. Love the kitty! 😻😻😻😻😻😻 1y
CatLass007 What a beautiful tortie. 1y
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Mehso-so

Eh, this was just ok. It was really predictable and cliche. The main character was really annoying too and every two seconds kept talking about how she was treated badly because she‘s a woman. Give me a break.. 🙄

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I enjoyed this one. It showed how the parents can be more crazy and obsessive about a sport or activity than the kid participating is. I felt pretty bad for the little brother.

LiteraryinLititz I had the same reaction about the brother! 1y
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I finally finished this chunkster! This was an interesting story about vampire/zombies that are created in a government experiment gone wrong. I felt it was a little long but still really enjoyed it!

MaleficentBookDragon Science gone wrong?!?! Sold. I mean stacked! 1y
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The Ex: A Novel | Alafair Burke
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This one was hard to put down! I wasn‘t really surprised by the ending but it was still really good!

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The Stranger | Harlan Coben
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Enjoyable, quick thriller! Will check out more of Coben‘s books.

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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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Mehso-so

This was ok. I really did not like the main character which didn‘t help how I felt about the book. I also thought the big reveal was kind of dumb. Might try the next one in the series at some point.

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Terminal Man | Michael Crichton
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Another enjoyable Crichton book, although I don‘t like how abrupt the ending was.

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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was a cute and fun read. Reid has a way of writing romance in a realistic way instead of super sappy. I liked the premise that it‘s possible to have more than one path in life.

Ajessgirl Totally agree! One of very few “romance” authors I love. 1y
NaomiO Yes, completely agree. It is beautiful written. 11mo
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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That was not what I expected! I‘m between a pick and so-so on this one. It held my interest, but I was expecting it to have some sort of surprise or twist. I know it‘s fiction, but the plot was overly unbelievable.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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When I started reading this, I wasn‘t sure i was going to like it very much. Then it picked up and I couldn‘t put it down. I love Kristin Hannah‘s writing. This made me want to see Alaska (not live there though. I couldn‘t deal with the dark and cold!)

Reviewsbylola I totally agree. I have no desire to live in Alaska, or anywhere as isolated as the town in the book, but it was such an enjoyable reading experience. 1y
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Dan Brown‘s books are always so hard to put down! Non-stop action and interesting storylines. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dragon Yes they are. I wish he would write another one soon. 😀🐉 1y
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This was a short and enjoyable read. Not scary, but well written.

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What a cute and funny book! The main character was just like Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory. Loved it!

Jaimelire It made me think of Sheldon too! 1y
rubyslippersreads I thought of Sheldon too. 😺 1y
Dragon 💚 1y
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Wool | Hugh Howey
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I enjoyed this one! An interesting dystopian novel about a group of people living underground in a silo. Will definitely read the rest of the series.

Samplergal I have heard good things about it. 1y
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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This book! ❤️ I could not put this down. An amazing true story about a young Italian boy who risks his life during WWII to help save Jews and spy on the Germans. So emotional and touching to read how this story affected the author.

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 1y
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Ahhh!!! I can‘t wait for the next book! Must know what happens next!!!

Lola Me too!! 9/18 is the expected pub date. Can‘t wait! 1y
ruskigurl16 Ahh!! Yay, it continues! 😳😍❤️ 1y
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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier
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This book had you questioning everything, even after it finished! I really like Du Maurier‘s writing and I know she leaves you wondering on purpose. I just wish there was a little more resolution.

RaimeyGallant Adding to my list! 1y
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Good Behavior | Blake Crouch
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This was really different from the other Crouch books I‘ve read. It is a collection of short stories about one character who is an addict and a thief. Enjoyable read!

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The Last Kingdom | Bernard Cornwell
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An enjoyable book about the battles between the Danes and the English in the 9th century. Now I can check out the show on Netflix too! Will definitely read the rest of this series at some point.

kathedron Uhtred! 1y
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Chasing Harry Winston: A Novel | Lauren Weisberger
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Decent haul from McKay‘s today. Got this all for $3.63 since I had trade in credit!

britt_brooke Nice!! 1y
Laura317 I had a McKay‘s haul, too. I was at Knoxville. 1y
Dragon I 💕 The Rosie Project just gave my copy to a friend to share the smiles. Enjoy. 🐉😀 1y
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Mehso-so

Eh, I would have bailed if I didn‘t need to read this for my book club. It felt like they just kept repeating the same details over and over and nothing much was ever happening. I was pretty glad when it was finished. The two twists at the end were a little surprising I guess.
And yes, that is a cat arm at the bottom of the photo. 😹

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Fatherland | Robert Harris
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An exciting thriller! Set in 1964, this is written as if Germany had won WWII. A body is found and the police inspector on the case starts to uncover a dark secret. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SandyW This one's on my TBR too. 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Recently read it and I enjoyed it too! 1y
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Next | Michael Crichton
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The best kind of days are the ones where you can read an entire book before dinner! Surprised how fast I read this, but it was hard to put down! Crichton‘s books are so exciting and well researched.

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Full Dark, No Stars | Stephen King
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I only read short stories if they are by Stephen King! Another great collection. I love how he explains where he got the story ideas at the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie The one about the friend taking all his friend‘s good fortune at the demise of said friend still bothers me. I loved this book. 1y
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I enjoyed this one! I do think the ending drug out a little bit, but the first part really had me hooked. Will definitely read more of Ruth Ware‘s books!

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Thanks for doing a giveaway @britt_brooke !
🎉🎊🎈#250kgiveaway

britt_brooke Thank you! And thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 1y
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1. Tagged book. I love the Pioneer Woman!
2. I don‘t think so. Hotdogs are kind of a separate category.
3. Giada de Laurentiis - it would have to be in Italy also of course.
4. Ruffle chips with cottage cheese
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Fun-like chips and dip? 1y
clconn17 @JoScho Yes! I salt the cottage cheese and it is basically like a dip. 1y
JoScho Oh I would try that! 1y
JaclynW Italy of course! 1y
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What a cute and fun book! Full of secret societies and code breaking, this was not what I would expect from a book about a bookstore. The best part is the cover glows in the dark!

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I enjoyed this one as much as the first book! Had a hard time putting it down and did not guess the ending. Hopefully she writes more in this series!

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Thanks for doing a giveaway @Eggs !
1. I would pick Fangirl and How to Find Love in a Bookshop
2. Favorite snack is popcorn!
#65kgiveaway

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A well written and heart breaking story about the Tennessee Children‘s Home Society in the 1930‘s and 40‘s, which is part of history that I knew nothing about. It alternated between past and present stories, which was ok but I do feel like there are a ton of books with the exact same layout and they get really predictable. Overall it was a pick for me though.

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Moriarty | Anthony Horowitz
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This was a great read! I have enjoyed both of Horowitz‘s books about the Sherlock Holmes characters. I liked that this one was centered around Moriarty but still had the Holmes feel to it. For some reason Lucy didn‘t want her picture taken and hid her face. 😹

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Are You Sleeping | Kathleen Barber
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A quick and enjoyable book! I guessed the ending pretty early in the book but it didn‘t take away from my enjoyment.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Yes agree about guessing the ending but I really enjoyed the format of this one! 2y
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Black Mad Wheel | Josh Malerman
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Eh, this was just ok. Definitely liked Bird Box better. This one didn‘t quite make sense to me....

CouronneDhiver Oh dear... I just bought this one. 🤞🏽 2y
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I would choose stack #4! Thanks for doing a giveaway @Cinfhen !
#shelfspacegiveaway

Cinfhen With pleasure!!! Good luck ☘️ 2y
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The King's Daughter | Sandra Worth
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This was an interesting read. It was about the life of Queen Elizabeth I (Henry VIII‘s mother). I didn‘t know anything about her and she had a very difficult life. This felt similar to a Phillipa Gregory book but maybe not as dramatic.

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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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Thanks for doing this giveaway @keys_on_fire !

1. I don‘t remember what I was doing Dec 31, 1999, but I know I wasn‘t worried about Y2K.
😂
2. Fav apocalyptic book- Hunger Games
3. Fav feel good book - Bridget Jones‘s Diary

#L2Kgiveaway

Pruzy The best reflection of the YK2 panic I have seen is stickers we still have on electronic equipment in the lab I work in that has a green, yellow or red circle about whether the piece of equipment is Y2K ready. I especially think it is funny seeing the stickers on old fridges or other equipment that is simply motors and gears and could no way be affected by the changing of the millennium (obviously those are green lighted) 2y
keys_on_fire Thanks for entering! Those are some great picks! 2y
keys_on_fire @Pruzy That really interesting! 2y
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Cemetery Girl | David Bell
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I really like David Bell‘s books. This one did not go the direction that I expected, but I guess it was a little more realistic because of that. A quick page turner!

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I really enjoyed this. It‘s a story about the struggles of people in 1970‘s Appalachia and is told from the viewpoint of multiple characters. I wish the author had elaborated on the stories of some of the characters though. She left a lot unfinished in my opinion.

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Northern Indiana, but live in Nashville, TN now.
2. Hard to choose. Something Stephen King probably.
3. Harry Potter
4. Bridget Jones‘ Diary
5. The Wonder Years
6. The Beatles
7. Pink
8. Suspense/Thriller
9. Sales rep for a musical instrument company
10. 2 cats- Penny and Lucy
@maich
#meetthelittens

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Prey | Michael Crichton
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Another great thriller by Michael Crichton! This one was hard to put down.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SandyW Crichton was one of my favorite authors. I love it when the author has obviously done their research. I always learned something reading his books. 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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I enjoyed this one. Nothing was super surprising at the end but still a page turner. Can‘t wait for more books by Hawkins!